Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
There is no doubt that the tightening of the legal aid provisions has probably already led to miscarriages of justice such miscarriages being in the lower courts. I would opine that it is only a matter of time before more judges in the crown courts will make their opinions known.